Bio:Michael has over 22 years of experience in managing R&D and engineering of multidisciplinary systems. Prior to joining AFfix Michael was Vice President New Technologies in Applisonix, and Vice President R&D at Neurosonix, both therapeutic ultrasound companies
For the last 14 years, Michael has gained managerial and entrepreneurial experience in the field of Medical Ultrasound. Michael holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and MBA from Bar Ilan University.
Professional highlights include the following:
Managing Direct of AFfix Medical, a startup company, dedicated to the development and production of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) applications to advance the minimally invasive treatment of complex medical conditions such as AF and VT. Michael has led the company activity from foundation to current fund raising round.
Prior to that, Michael was the V.P New Technologies at Applisonix (TASE: APLS) an innovative therapeutic, ultrasound-based company.
His Position as VP New Technologies in Applisonix included: Business development for a new device for the aesthetic market, leading an international collaboration with a strategic partner. Initiating development of new products based on the company’s core technology.
Prior to that Michael served as VP of R&D at Neurosonix- a startup company, dedicated to the development and production of therapeutic ultrasound for use during cardiac surgery. Michael managed all R&D activities from company initiation till preparation for receiving the CE Mark.
Michael began his professional career as an Engineer in the IDF, serving six years as a technical officer managing various multi-disciplinary projects.
Other than formal education Michael has completed the Mediation and Dispute Resolution in Businesses and Organizations course at the LAHAV, Executive Education, Faculty of Management, TA University